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X / 0 | How much?
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20%
 20%  [ 1 ]
X * ( 1 / 0 ) = X * inf
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Division By ZERO ERROR, HALT!
80%
 80%  [ 4 ]
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Matrix



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_by_zero#In_computer_arithmetic
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On September 21, 1997, a division by zero error on board the USS Yorktown ( CG-48 ) Remote Data Base Manager brought down all the machines on the network, causing the ship's propulsion system to fail.
    


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28CG-48%29

It is good to hear not only you got upset by this error when you upgraded your 40MHz 386 PC to a Pentium Class PC and tried to play Lotus.exe? Smile
Post 23 Oct 2014, 18:59
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Dr F



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Dr F
there maybe a machinima where Zero (from san andreas) explains division.
Post 25 Oct 2014, 10:42
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Tyler



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It's interesting to look at simple bugs with massive real world consequences. Not many programmers ever even have an opportunity to screw up in such a catastrophic way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_%28spacecraft%29#Arithmetic_overflow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-104_Patriot#Failure_at_Dhahran
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